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    DefaultEar Infection signs?

    Alfie seems to be shaking his head lately but only when he is excited Ive looked in his ears, they arent red could just use a bit of a clean.

    Any other signs that could be an ear infection?

    I will ring vet in the morning for an appointment.

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    DefaultRe: Ear Infection signs?

    Jasper is very prone to ear infections !

    Shaking his head is the first indication and scratching follows !

    I would get some cleaning fluid - I use Sancerum which is the usual supplied by the vets - don't know how it works but it is made up out of salycylic acid and lactic acid which I guess cut through the grease that the bacteria feed on ??

    I used to use cotton balls but this was distressing him and I couldn't reach the parts that needed it so now I just squirt some of the solution into his ears and he shakes out the excess immediately !

    I would make sure that you get the Canaural drops which are very effective if his ears need treating ! Reason that I say that is that I have previously been given Surolan which is as much use as an ashtray on a motor bike.

    Ask the vet if you can have two pots of the Canaural as you will then have a reserve supply and save on a future consultation.

    I got to know when Jasper's ears were playing up and while I was happy to pay for a once a year consultation I object to paying four times a year for what is a chronic ailment with Jasper!

    My five penn'orth from my experiences !

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    DefaultRe: Ear Infection signs?

    Quote Originally Posted by samson
    Jasper is very prone to ear infections !

    Shaking his head is the first indication and scratching follows !

    I would get some cleaning fluid - I use Sancerum which is the usual supplied by the vets - don't know how it works but it is made up out of salycylic acid and lactic acid which I guess cut through the grease that the bacteria feed on ??

    I used to use cotton balls but this was distressing him and I couldn't reach the parts that needed it so now I just squirt some of the solution into his ears and he shakes out the excess immediately !

    I would make sure that you get the Canaural drops which are very effective if his ears need treating ! Reason that I say that is that I have previously been given Surolan which is as much use as an ashtray on a motor bike.

    Ask the vet if you can have two pots of the Canaural as you will then have a reserve supply and save on a future consultation.

    I got to know when Jasper's ears were playing up and while I was happy to pay for a once a year consultation I object to paying four times a year for what is a chronic ailment with Jasper!

    My five penn'orth from my experiences !
    Thanks Colin, its good to know the name of a good medicine so he doesnt try to fob me other with anything else

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